Description: Colonies are phaceloid, rarely subplocoid. Corallites are 9-14 millimetres diameter. Septa are not arranged in cycles and are numerous. They have small blunt teeth. Mantles, but not tentacles, are extended during the day and may form a continuous surface obscuring the underlying growth-form.
Color: Mantles are usually dark grey, but may be red or green. Oral discs are usually green but may be red or dark grey.
Habitat: Lower reef slopes protected from wave action, and turbid environments.
Similar Species: Blastomussa merleti. See also the euphyllid Nemenzophyllia turbida and the faviid Montastrea multipunctata, both of which have fleshy mantles.
Blastomussa (Blastomussa) wellsi Wijsman-Best, 1973
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Scleractinia incertae sedis (Family) > Blastomussa (Genus) > Blastomussa wellsi (Species)